April 3-7, 2017 is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.
Graduate and professional students are integral components of your institution’s success, and it is important to let them know how much their contributions are appreciated. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer a way that you can heighten awareness of the contributions of graduate and professional students and the resources available to help them successfully navigate their degree programs.
National Call-Congress Day
As part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation week, we will be staging our second National Call Congress Day on April 9, 2014 as part of our Grads Have Debt 2 campaign. We hope that your organization will be participating in this important event. We want to get an early count so please register now.
We have also made it easy for you to take part. The Toolkit and the How-To Video will guide your organization on how to successfully carry out the event. Calling also got a whole lot easier with this script . Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page to get up to date information and the latest materials. Visit GradsHaveDebt2 for additional information and to download promotional material.
This is your chance to speak up before provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 2014 become a reality.
TUITION WAIVERS WILL BE TAXABLE
REPEALS interest deduction on student loans
REPEALS the Social Security tax exemption for students on income over $1200
Forgiven student loans will be TAXABLE
Send Us Your Activities
NAGPS would love to hear how you’re commemorating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week at your university. Please let us know what activities your university or organization have planned to celebrate this week by sending us an email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Save a Life – Join the Facebook Campaign
National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 3-7) celebrates the role of graduate students as TAs and RAs on campus today, as well as raising awareness to their future impact as leaders in academics, industry and government. However, the path to completing a graduate degree can be difficult. The National Graduate Student Crisis Line (800-GRAD-HLP) (800-472-3457) is available 24/7 to listen, connect and assist you right now. Grad Resources ( www.gradresources.org ) and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students ( www.NAGPS.org ) are available to support you throughout the rest of the year. Forward this note to friends through email and Facebook.